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Stephen McGill

Stephen McGill has written 130 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Photos: White Lung, Pop 1280 @ The Garrison

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Vancouver-based punk band White Lung, who released their third album, Deep Fantasy, on June 16th via Domino Records, performed at The Garrison in Toronto with Brooklyn-based cyberpunk band Pop 1280, who released their second album, Imps of Perversion, in 2013 via Sacred Bones Records, which was recorded at BC Studio with … Continue reading

Photos: Foxy Shazam, Larry and His Flask @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Ohio-based experimental rock band Foxy Shazam, who released their fifth album, Gonzo, on April 2nd, 2014, which was released as a free download, performed said album in its entirety and other tracks from their catalogue last night at Lee’s Palace with Oregon-based punk-bluegrass band Larry and His Flask, who … Continue reading

Photos: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Philadelphia-based indie pop-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who released their fourth album, Only Run, on June 3rd, 2014, which features the single, e“Coming Down”, which includes vocals from The National’s Matt Berninger, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with Indiana-based shoegaze-noise rock duo Stagnant Pools, who … Continue reading

Photos: Lindsey Stirling @ Kool Haus

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – California-based violinist Lindsey Stirling, who was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent season five, and who released her second album, Shatter Me, on April 29th, 2014 via Lindseystomp-Decca-Universal Music, performed at Kool Haus last night in support of the album.  

Photos: The Notwist, JEL @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – German indie rock-electronic band The Notwist, who released their eighth album, Close to the Glass, on February 25th, 2014 via Sub Pop, and who has been remixed by the likes of Four Tet, Caribou, Console, Loopspool, and Panda Bear, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night in support of the album with … Continue reading

Photos: Eels @ Winter Garden Theatre

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – California-based alternative rock band Eels, who released their eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, on April 21st, 2014 via Vagrant Records, performed at Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto last night in support of the album. Set-List: 1. Where I’m At 2. When You Wish Upon a Star (Leigh … Continue reading

Photos: Failure @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Newly reunited LA-based alternative rock band Failure, who were originally active from 1990 to 1997, who released their first new song since their 1996 album, Fantastic Planet, called “Come Crashing”, and who are expected to release their fourth album in early 2015, their first new album in eighteen years, performed … Continue reading

Photos: Rob Moir and The Great Lates @ The Rivoli

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Toronto-based “folk noir” singer-songwriter Rob Moir, who we last saw during Pouzza Fest in Montreal last weekend, and who released his newest album, Places To Die, on April 30th, 2013, performed at The Rivoli in Toronto last night with his band The Great Lates.  

Photos: Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine and The Godamn Band @ The Opera House

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Atlanta-based indie rock quintet Manchester Orchestra, who released their fourth album, Cope, on April 1st, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings/Favourite Gentlemen, which spawned the single “Top Notch”, performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night with Pennsylvania-based indie rock band Balance and Composure, who released their second album, The … Continue reading

Photos: Pouzza Fest 2014 (Day 3) – Dillinger Four, The Menzingers, Drag The River, + More!

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – The third and final day of Montreal’s Pouzza Fest featured performances by Minneapolis-based punk rock band Dillinger Four, who released their fourth album, Civil War, on October 14th, 2008 via Fat Possum Records, Pennsylvania-based punk rock quartet The Menzingers, who released their fourth album, Rented World, on April 22nd, 2014 via … Continue reading